Alison Rash’s theme of using geometric shapes always drags me into thoughts of figuring out what they represent. In her piece “Too Big”, it reminds me of a gentle snowfall. I would say Ali is an expert of knowing how to make colors advance and recede into a painting. Her bold blues and greens are the first colors I see, while the grey and silver slowly trickle into my mind. At the top of the painting I see a cloud from the grey and how the blue from the sky reflect onto it. I then see how the shapes fall from the cloud in streams of blue and silver. From a distance, each shape appears to be a solid color, but as you look closer, you can see how some shapes are translucent and see the beautiful brushstrokes that form each shape. Even the shape of the canvas appears as a section of a window that enforces the illusion of a gentle snowstorm. Whether it appears to be a winter storm or the hustle and bustle of everyday life Ali’s paintings bring me into a world that leaves me with a feeling of nostalgia.